Research Assistant II Salary

A Research Assistant II earns an average salary of $43,054 per year.

$30,533 - $55,234
$31K
$43K
$55K
MEDIAN: $43,054
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$12.48 - $21.93
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MEDIAN: $15.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,533 - $55,234  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,793 - $50,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $21.93  
   
Overtime
$23.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Total Pay (?
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$29,793 - $50,449  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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Research Assistant II Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Research Assistant II?

Research Assistant II in Houston:
"A lot of good and a lot of bureaucracy."
Pros: I have a lot of freedom in terms of experimental design and project direction. My boss is hands-off. The benefits are quite good for a non-profit research institute. The core research facilities are excellent. The comparative medicine program (animal research) is advanced, proactive, genuinely helpful, and takes animal welfare very seriously.
Cons: There's a lot of frustrating bureaucracy here, as can be expected at a large organization. This is particularly bad with respect to procurement of research supplies. An item that could arrive in two to three days takes a minimum of one week to arrive, and as long as a month. Incompetent people are often entrenched in their positions. I often have to do my work and theirs to advance my projects. Sometimes this isn't possible, however, which causes long delays. Work/life balance in my position is not a given - you have to be very protective of personal time or it will not be respected. Institutional funding for research is poor, and in contrast to bureaucratic positions, security in research positions is non-existent. Continuity of federal funding is the only way to stay secure. Even momentary lapses are not tolerated. A PI and his entire staff were recently laid off two months prior to his R01 running out. Respect is reserved for physicians. You either are one, or you aren't.

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Key Stats for Research Assistant II

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
3%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 8%